The Best of The Staple Singers

Oscar Peterson - Perfect Peterson: The Best Of The Pablo And Telarc Recordings (2007)

Oscar Peterson - Perfect Peterson: The Best Of The Pablo And Telarc Recordings (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + Log + m3u ~ 855 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 360 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 56 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | Pablo / Telarc / Universal Music #0888072300781

While it's true that Oscar Peterson compilations appeared with regularity form the early '60s on, only a few of them – as with most recording artists – have any real merit. This two-disc collection from the Concord Music Group's Telarc label, is one of them. Appearing less than a year before his death, this compilation concentrates on recordings issued from the '50s through the middle of the '80s on Dizzy Gillespie's Pablo label, and those made for Telarc between 1990 and 2000. Many live dates are included here from both labels, including "Tenderly" with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown at the J.A.T.P. concerts in Japan; the trio dates at Zardi's in 1955 ("How High the Moon"), in Copenhagen with Joe Pass, St├ęphane Grappelli, and Niels-Henning ├śrsted Pedersen in 1979, and Mickey Roker in 1979 ("Nuages")….
National PO, Charles Gerhardt - Citizen Kane: The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann (1974) Reissue 1991

Citizen Kane: The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann (1974) Reissue 1991
National Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Charles Gerhardt
Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano; Joaquin Achucarro, piano

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 241 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb | 00:52:07
Contemporary Classical, Soundtracks | Label: RCA Victor/BMG Classics | # GD80707

Citizen Kane: The Classic Film Scores of Bernard Herrmann is probably the best of the entire series by conductor Charles Gerhardt and the National Philharmonic Orchestra. Every track is worthwhile and memorably played, especially Beneath the 12-Mile Reef and the suite from Citizen Kane, the latter highlighted by Kiri Te Kanawa's performance of the Strauss-like aria from Salammbo.
The Rance Allen Group - The Best Of The Rance Allen Group (1988) [Remastered Reissue 2002] Re-Up

The Rance Allen Group - The Best Of The Rance Allen Group (1988) Remastered 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Gospel, Soul, Funk | Label: Stax/ZYX Music | # SCD24 8540-2 | Time: 00:42:19

Infusing traditional gospel music with Memphis soul, Detroit-based singer Rance Allen helped pave the way for the secularized gospel sound of the '80s and '90s. After signing with Stax in 1969, Allen and his group proceeded to bring their hip brand of gospel to the masses by scoring several chart hits and opening concerts for the likes of Isaac Hayes. This hits package covers the group's successful run in the '70s, spotlighting Allen's incredibly flexible and powerful voice (one listens to cuts like "Ain't No Need of Crying" and "Gonna Make It Alright" and it's easy to figure out where Prince picked up his misty falsetto from). The selections include Allen's biggest Stax hit, "I Got to Be Myself," the spiritually reconfigured cover "Just My Imagination (Just My Salvation)," and modern gospel pioneer James Cleveland's "That Will Be Enough for Me." Allen contributes a handful of slick and spirited groovers, like "I Give My All To You" and "I Belong to You," and even goes in for a little disco on another original, "Smile" (considering Allen's devout nature, it's hard to tell if the more commercial elements in the music came from him or hit-minded producers).

Wine Regions of France (Michelin Green Guide) (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by leonardo78 at July 27, 2017
Wine Regions of France (Michelin Green Guide) (Repost)

Wine Regions of France (Michelin Green Guide) by Michelin
Language: English | 2010 | ISBN: 1906261814 | 432 pages | DJVU | 27,6 MB

Respected cultural travel guides featuring Michelin stars and tours. This brand new, completely revised edition features the best of the wine regions of France. New regional introductions give an overview of the history, geography and climate, and the characteristics and quality of the wines of the local area.

Dean Martin - The Best Of "The Capitol Years" (1989)  Music

Posted by SuniR at July 11, 2017
Dean Martin - The Best Of "The Capitol Years" (1989)

Dean Martin - The Best Of "The Capitol Years" (1989)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 42:50 min | 101 Mb (5% Rec.)
Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening | Label: Capitol Records / EMI Records

Dino was at his best during his 1948-1961 stint at Capitol, ever laid-back–was there ever a more apt song for him than "Relax-Ay- You?"–yet not into the couldn't care less, gone to (a liquid) lunch style that became a boon to impressionists…

The Sharks - The Best Of The Sharks (2003)  Music

Posted by popsakov at July 10, 2017
The Sharks - The Best Of The Sharks (2003)

The Sharks - The Best Of The Sharks (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 523 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 195 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Psychobilly, Rockabilly | Anagram Records / Sheryy Red Records #CDM PSYCHO 29

UK collection of tracks from one of the most respected Psychobilly bands of all-time. This Best of has long been out-of-print and is now re-pressed here due to global demand. This comprehensive CD is the perfect introduction to this highly acclaimed band. Many of the tracks feature Morrissey's long-time bassist Gary Day, who has a cult following in his own right…

Barry Adamson - The Murky World Of Barry Adamson (1999)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 8, 2017
Barry Adamson - The Murky World Of Barry Adamson (1999)

Barry Adamson - The Murky World Of Barry Adamson (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included
Acid Jazz, Downtempo, Alternative | Label: Mute | # 9093-2 | Time: 00:55:01

The Murky World of Barry Adamson collects the best of the former Bad Seed's solo recordings. Adamson's moody, filmic songs mix sex and menace with impenetrable cool, especially on "The Vibes Ain't Nothing But the Vibes" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes," both from his 1996 album Oedipus Schmoedipus. Along with selected tracks from every album from Moss Side Story to As Above, So Below, The Murky World of Barry Adamson also includes three previously unreleased tracks: "Walk the Last Mile," "Mitch & Andy," and "Saturn in the Summertime." Murky World is a delectable sampler of Adamson's dark musical talents.
Real Love: The Best of the Simon and Kirby Love Comics, 1940s-1950s

Real Love: The Best of the Simon and Kirby Love Comics, 1940s-1950s
English | CBR | 160 pages | 83.07 MB
The Commodores - Anthology Series: The Best Of The Commodores (1995) 2CDs

The Commodores - Anthology Series: The Best Of The Commodores (1995) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 936 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 350 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Soul, Quiet Storm | Label: Motown | # 31453-0358-2 | Time: 02:28:06

The revamped 1995 edition of Anthology includes all of the group's hit singles, as well as significant album tracks and singles that didn't chart, making it the definitive portrait of the popular, groundbreaking urban contemporary group.
Billie Holiday - Lady In Autumn: The Best Of The Verve Years (1991)

Billie Holiday - Lady In Autumn: The Best Of The Verve Years (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image) +cue, log, scans, digital booklet - 579 MB | 02:08:29
Jazz, Blues, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve

The received wisdom on the tragic torch singer's later work–of these 35 tracks, six were recorded in 1946 and '47, and the rest in the '50s is that her interpretive skill made up for the collapse of her voice. In fact, the serious cracks in her pitch don't appear until the second disc of this set, and it doesn't approach the febrile croak of Lady in Satin until the END. But she relies on a handful of vocal tricks, and some numbers that had been in her repertoire for ages, to approximate the glory that her voice once was. At times, though, the results are lovely and heartbroken rather than saddening, especially with the simpatico musical backing she got in these sessions.